Students keen on a career in agriculture and related industries learned all they needed to know about livestock, horticulture and modern farming at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark’s annual Open Day.
Principal Kevin Osborne said this year’s Open Day, on September 2, was the most important day on the College’s calendar. “This is the day we open our doors to prospective students, parents, the local community and others who may have an interest in agricultural education,” Mr Osborne said. “For prospective students and their families we provide opportunities to see what college life is about, meet experienced staff, gain valuable information on study options and how to enrol.”
Families and members of the community at large toured the College facilities including the state of the art robotic dairy and the new indoor equine centre and surrounding farm, viewing a variety of hands-on activities providing a real feel for the programs available at the College.
Demonstrations included shearing and wool classing, equine events, cattle parades, metal and automotive, machinery and equipment exhibitions – all leading to the Grand Parade of livestock and machinery at the end of the day. Classroom displays included coursework projects and sales of horticultural produce and the ever popular wine tasting and sales from the College’s East River vineyard.
Pictured Below: (L-R) Dr. Sally Talbot, MLC, Principal Kevin Osborne and Pam Moss, Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Planning & Delivery, Department of Education
A comprehensive photo gallery can be viewed on the College Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkAgCollege/